Inge Sørensen

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Inge Sørensen
Inge Sørensen 1936.jpg
Inge Sørensen in 1936
Personal information
Born 18 July 1924
Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark
Died 9 March 2011 (aged 86)
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
Sport Swimming
Club DKG, København

Inge Sørensen (18 July 1924 – 9 March 2011) was a swimmer from Denmark, and the youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event. She won the bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1936 Summer Olympics at the age of 12 years and 24 days.[1][2][3]

A resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Sørensen died at the age of 86.[4]


  1. ^ Inge Sørensen Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ "Lille henrivende Inge er død" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nekrolog: Lille Henrivende Inge var en legende" (in Danish). Politiken. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "‘Little Lovely Inge’ Sørensen", Danish Teak Classics, March 21, 2011. Accessed November 30, 2017. "On March 9th, 2011, Denmark's sweetheart 'Little Lovely Inge' Sørensen died in her home in New Jersey at the age of 86.... A self-built wooden house set in the small forest of Mount Laurel, they lived a Danish lifestyle in America with homemade sausages and homemade bread."